Nineteen UOL volunteers accompanied 30 residents from AWWA's Senior Community Home to an urban farm in Bukit Panjang to learn how to grow vegetables at home. The farm is well stocked with herbs and fruit, and it practises vertical farming of microgreens. The participants even got down to potting kang kong which they brought home, so that they could continue to reap and taste the vegetables that they had personally grown.
Seventeen UOL volunteers and 30 children from CARE Singapore delved into the history and triumphs of Singapore’s sports legends at the Singapore Sports Museum. They also went on a guided tour of Sports Hub to discover how the state-of-the-art building plays an iconic role in hosting world-class sporting and entertainment events, and continues to promote daily activities to encourage a more sustainable, healthy and active society.
Ferocious dinosaurs trampled across the atrium of OneKM this June holidays. To escape from these life-size creatures, 15 UOL volunteers led 20 children from CARE Singapore’s StarKidz! Programme to conquer the Jurassic Challenge, comprising rock climbing, flying fox and plank walking, among others. After their adventure, the volunteers and children enjoyed some bonding time over pizzas and snacks.
During Chinese New Year, 24 UOL volunteers brought cheer to 128 residents from AWWA's Senior Community Home. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, the volunteers entertained the elderly with a song performance. For some 40 residents who were still energetic after the luncheon, they went on a boat ride along the Singapore River with the volunteers. It was a fun-filled afternoon for the elderly residents.
Some 17 UOL volunteers led 29 StarKidz! students to explore nature at the Dairy Farm Nature Park. The students learnt about the biodiversity of Singapore through visual presentations, specimens of rarely-seen animals and an outdoor scavenger hunt. The volunteers also played a key role in inculcating the nature conservation message to the students.
UOL commissioned 18 art pieces by artists from Very Special Arts Singapore (VSA) and reproduced them into a 200-foot long mural. Called "A Kaleidoscope of Colours", the mural was installed on each side of the wall at the pedestrian underpass linking United Square and Velocity@Novena Square. UOL raised more than $30,000 in support of VSA's programmes, which aims to provide people with disabilities the opportunities to integrate into society.
During the November school holidays, staff volunteers accompanied 20 secondary school students from CARE Singapore to the Singapore Discovery Centre where they embarked on a journey to learn about social harmony and nation building.